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NEW!! Upcoming NEPS FRIENDS Programmes Course - January 2019

FRIENDS PandPP Application Form 2018 2019

Kilkenny Education Centre are now accepting applications for a NEPS FRIENDS Programmes course taking place in the Centre on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th January 2019.

Further details and information can be found in the Application Form for Primary and Post Primary DEIS SSP Schools 2018-19.

Schools are asked to note that these Programmes are offered to DEIS Schools in the first instance in line with the Action Plan for Education and that substitution cover is available for DEIS schools only

However, we are taking applications from non DEIS schools this year and hope to be able to accommodate, if schools are willing to forego substitution

Please return your completed Application From to Monica in the Centre by post or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) on or before 4p.m. on Friday 30th November 2018.

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NEW!! Centre for School Leadership "Excellence Through Collaborative Leadership and Management" Leadership Cluster

Kilkenny Education Centre Letter for Schools

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Scríobh Leabhar Project 2018-19

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Offered in conjunction with Foras na Gaeilge, the Scríobh Leabhar Project aims to awaken children's interest in Irish language books, by encouraging them to design and write their own books as Gaeilge. Students can write about any theme or topic which is relevant for the school or local environment. Once we receive all of the books we will arrange a swapping of books so that all children can read books from another school, of a similar age group. While there are no overall winners chosen, one or two students per class are selected to receive a 'Gradam' Award. As part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, we will host our Awards Ceremony on the 12th March 2019, with special guests and ceol agus craic den scoth!

 

Important Scríobh Leabhar Dates

Friday 19th October 2018 Closing Date for Registration
Thursday 6th December 2018 Bring books to Centre for swapping
Week of 7th January 2019 Week of collection of books to read and choose 'Gradam' winners
Thursday 31st January 2019 Return of swapped books to Centre including 'Gradam' winners
Tuesday 12th March 2019 'Gradam' Awards Day

 

Important Scríobh Leabhar Documents

Scríobh Leabhar Liosta Leabhar

 Scríobh Leabhar Book Labels 2018-19

 

For further information in relation to the Scríobh Leabhar Project please click here.

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Upcoming Primary, Post Primary and PDSTTE Autumn Courses and Events in Kilkenny Education Centre

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Kilkenny Education Centre Primary, Post Primary and PDSTTE Autumn Courses are now live on our website!

Booking is essential and online only so be sure to book your place/s early to avoid disappointment! 

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Kilkenny Education Centre Marks Ten Years of Participation in HSA Choose Safety Young People at Work Programme

14/9/2018

Young people (aged 18-24) are 50% more likely to be injured at work than any other group of workers (European Agency for Safety and Health and Work)

Young people as new recruits at higher risk of workplace injury (ESRI, 2015)

 

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Pictured at the ten year celebration of the HSA Choose Safety – Young People at Work Programme was, left to right, Margaret Maxwell, Director, Kilkenny Education Centre, Dr. Sharon McGuinness, CEO, Health and Safety Authority, Frank McKenna, Choose Safety Co-Ordinator, Kilkenny Education Centre, Joanne Harmon, Head of Education, Health and Safety Authority

 

Kilkenny Education Centre and the Health and Safety Authority celebrated ten years of its flagship programme Choose Safety, which is aimed at Post Primary Senior Cycle students and students in Further Education in Kilkenny, Carlow and Tipperary. Choose Safety aims to prepare young people with skills for the world of work through educating them about safety, health and welfare.  

More than 28,000 students nationally participated in the Choose Safety Programme in Transition Year, Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA), Leaving Certificate Vocational Programmes (LCVP) and across Further Education settings, in the 2017-2018 academic year. Within Further Education, the Programme is taught to growing numbers of students on PLC courses, courses at Level 4 and 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications, within Youthreach, and the National Learning Network. 

Speaking at a seminar to mark the occasion, CEO of the Health and Safety Authority, Dr. Sharon McGuinness, said that the success of the Programme comes from the wide recognition that safety, health and welfare is a core concern within employment and that young people need to be aware of their rights and responsibilities around safety, health and welfare at work.

Dr. McGuinness said, “Young people, as new recruits, are at a higher risk of workplace injury than their more experienced colleagues. Their lack of experience, combined with being new to the world of work can leave them exposed and vulnerable to workplace accidents and injuries. They need a good common sense grounding in what it means to look after themselves and those around them in the workplace. The Choose Safety Programme supports young people in Kilkenny, Carlow and Tipperary to develop a ‘safety first mind-set’ before they reach the workplace. This also makes a lot of sense for employers who are responsible for managing workplace safety and health and recruiting these young people.”

Choose Safety consists of safety, health and welfare programme texts for teachers and students, which are supplied, free of charge to schools/further education settings. It includes a free e-learning course ‘Get Safe – Work Safe’ which can be found at https://hsalearning.ie. The Programme is co-ordinated locally by the 21 Full-time Education Centres and is rolled out from Kilkenny Education Centre. Certificates of completion can be awarded as well as online digital badges for any units completed.

Margaret Maxwell, Director of Kilkenny Education Centre, said, “We encourage all schools and further education colleges preparing young people for work to deliver the programme. Choose Safety gives students the opportunity to explore core principles of health and safety as it applies in their current or future work experience or workplaces. These are essential life skills for young people and can make them more attractive to employers.” 

Schools/FE centres in Kilkenny, Carlow or Tipperary wishing to participate in the Choose Safety Programme should contact the Centre via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the HSA at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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